Making the move...

Chipp Walters chipp at
Fri Mar 17 16:14:46 EST 2006


Most of us know, you have a running feud with those at RunRev. If you 
aren't happy with the tool, then just don't use it. It's that simple.

Perhaps there aren't as many libraries available for Transcript, but who 
says using only reusable libraries is the only way to code quickly? I 
can still develop my apps significantly faster than enterprise customers 
who code in Java and .NET (even with all their free libraries!).

As Richard has implied over and over, it's about ROI for the client. If 
I can program some apps faster than another developer, then I provide 
value for my client. It really is that simple.

This is not to say Revolution is the perfect application framework for 
every type of project --though I've personally yet to find a project 
which it won't work for. Projects which require large teams of 
programmers (like Operating Systems for instance) are not a good match 
for Runtime Revolution. But for small groups who need fast results, 
Runtime Revolution works great...libraries or not.

And for the record, Richmond was not 'banished' from this list for his 
views on Open Source. The first time, I believe he was banished for his 
choice of cursed language, and RR let him back on only to have him post 
to this list a hack to the RR website (which many of us would have only 
forwarded directly to RR).

Your effort here to cast RR in a poor light regarding Richmond, Xavier 
and others is a disservice to those who don't know the whole story.


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